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Jacquard Resurrection
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Jacquard Resurrection

After a good three months, I picked up the Jacquard Pulli again, itching for a little colorwork action.  With my audiobook* in the background, I completed most of the body of the pullover.  The armholes are bound off, and soon I will start the sleeves, to be yoked together with the body soon after.  I so enjoy the construction of yoked sweaters – they just seems so intuitive.

Resurrection of Jacquard

This pattern is from the German pattern magazine, Rebecca #34.  Instead of using the yarn called for in the pattern, I am using this pullover as the ultimate stashbuster: each of the yarns in the colorwork have been in my stash for at least 2 years.  It feels good to work with these yarns again!  You may recall that my colors were just paired together as I was digging around in my stash shelves, and I am happy with how they are working together in the pattern.  (Two of the yarns used to be other sweaters… before the big rip of 2006.) It is quite similar to the color scheme in the book, but different enough for my own personal stamp – “lolly-fying it”, if you will :)

I started this project during the “EARTH” element of Project Spectrum, but with the vibrant colors, it really is a perfect project for all of the colors.  As we are in the waning days of the AIR element (holey moley, can you believe it?) my mind is thinking ahead to all of the prospects for WATER – one of my favorites.

If I continue in my progress, this one pullover can span at least three of the elements… and I will have a nice warm wooly/alpaca sweater just in time for the sweltering August…

*The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner.  I added some thoughts on GoodReads.  I really liked this one… and it definitely fired up the wanderlust.

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30 Responses

  1. Shweta Shankar

    Wow, the colors look really gorgeous together. Can’t wait to see the finished project. All the Best

  2. Kirsten

    I was just admiring this pattern in the magazine this afternoon. Your version is beautiful! What a perfect stashbusting project!

  3. kae

    love the colour combination that you’re using. It’s beautiful!

  4. Kat

    Your colors are great!

  5. Anna

    I loved that colour combination when you pulled it together, and I’m loving how it works in the pattern. And your big rip? Wow, that must have been really liberating, although I must admit I’m quite glad I only re-started knitting for myself after I’d lost loads of weight. Actually, being much happier with myself was probably one of the things that triggered me knitting for myself again, now I come to think about it.

  6. Aunt Kathy

    That is beautiful. I long to someday be able to knit with different colors like that. Amazing.

  7. sixoneseven

    Those colors play so well together. And Rebecca, for all its errata and translation issues, really does put out some great patterns now and then!

  8. Jennifer

    It is coming together nicely. I like your color choice. I am getting ready to cast on for E’s Ivy League. This post is timed nicely for me.

  9. Kessa

    Wow, love your color choices! You have such a great eye!

  10. mick

    I really really love the color combo in this sweater. I absolutely cannot wait to see it finished; it’s going to be so so pretty!

  11. Leslie

    Wow — stunning! Can’t wait to see it on you!

  12. sheepishone

    i can’t believe you just pulled the yarn out of your stash and yet the colors meld so seamlessly. it’s beautiful. you rock the colorwork.

  13. KnittingKel

    I love the color combination, that’s great that you combined all of your old yarns to make something that looks so good.

  14. tiennie

    The stranding looks so pretty altogether!

  15. whitney

    I’d almost forgotten about that sweater, but the colors look really lovely together. I’m already thinking ahead to WATER, too…alas, things were so crazy I didn’t get to do as much with AIR as I’d hoped.

  16. stacey

    I love that sweater……glad it’s making some progress again!!

  17. Nonnahs

    I absolutely love this – the colors, the design, everything! Gorgeous!

  18. Moni

    Love, love, love! Gorgeous colorwork, Lolly! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

  19. Jenna

    I’m glad that you’re returning to this sweater, as it is such a beauty. I’m sure it’s a challenge that you’re enjoying right now. Gotta love the stashbusting, too!

  20. Lin

    I love your colour knitting, it will be great for autumn.

  21. ulli

    wow, this looks stunning. i am impressed by your color work – one day i’ll have to try my hands on it

  22. Heather

    Oh wow what a great project to pull out after a hiatus–love it!

  23. Jewel

    That is going to be one beautiful sweater!

  24. Jeanie

    The colors are so rich and beautiful. I can’t wait to see this one finished:)

  25. Péitseoga

    wow, i’m in awe! only just started on colourwork myself, not sure yet what approach to take… i thought both colours on the left hand would be for me but i seem to get all tangled up that way, or get a cramp in my hand! i went with the 2nd colour in my right hand, gee, hard to get the tension right! but it was only a few rows of 2 colours for me, i would really have to perfect the technique before attempting a masterpiece like yours!!

  26. Cassy

    That is amazing! I am about to embark on my first color work project…Eunny Jang’s Endpaper Mitts. I covet your skills!

  27. lekkercraft

    I love how you’re re-using the yarn! They’re working so nicely for this sweater, and the fair isle looks like a lot of fun. Looking forward to watching you finish it!

  28. Kara

    Yay. I am glad you picked it up again, cause it is lovely.

  29. yvette/overanalyzer on rav

    this is absolutely beautiful. you’ve got such a perfect selection of pretty colours here. i am starting eunny jang’s ivy league vest soon, which calls for steeks… so i was curious as to why this pattern doesn’t steek the arms. are you doing this in the round? (i’m new to steeking, if you can’t tell!)

  30. Kyle Kunnecke

    I love this colorwork – it’s so rewarding to look back at such amazing knitting and see what you have accomplished! great job! :)

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